Registration is now open for the Indy Women's Half Marathon and 5k Race on September 17, 2016
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Expo & Packet Pickup: Sheraton City Center (downtown Indianapolis), lower level; 31 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 (click here for directions) 11 AM - 8 PM. NOTE: No race day pickup.
Start Times for Half & 5K: 7:30 AM
Address of Start: 31 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 462014 (click here for directions)
VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
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Enhance your overall race day experience with a membership to the Indy Women's Half Marathon VIP Club. As a VIP member, you will have private gear check, pre-race nutrition & coffee, drinks (adult beverages too!), private restrooms, post-race food, and massage therapy and yoga. Limited to the first 200 participants. ONLY 200 VIP Tickets will be sold! Cost is $25. Buy tickets when you register online or click here to add to your registration!
The Indy Women’s Half Marathon was introduced to the central Indiana running community in August 2010 as the first women’s only half marathon in Indiana. In just five years, it has become the largest women’s running event in the state and a 15th largest Women's half marathon in the U.S.
This event is special. A women’s only race offers a unique atmosphere, emotion and camaraderie from women of all ages and abilities. Some race competitively, some for charities, some for loved ones or for reasons we may never know about, and some will run with friends decked out in colorful fashions. According to the 2014 Running USA industry report, there are 8.6 million female runners in the U.S. Within that group, half marathons are the fastest growing race distance. As Indiana’s largest women’s only running event, we hope you join us!
STATE FAIR STAGE COLLAPSE SURVIVOR RETURNS TO PARTICIPATE IN INDY WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON & 5K RACE
Andrea Vellinga will be recognized as a Phenomenal Woman. August 13 will mark the fifth anniversary of the deadly Indiana State Fair collapse. Seven people died and dozens were injured. One of the survivors is Andrea Vellinga, whose recovery has been described as remarkable. Her skull was crushed and she was in a coma for weeks. Five years later she is driving, working and training to participate in the Indy Women’s Half Marathon & 5K that will take place in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday, September 17, the event she was training for when the accident happened.
The Indy Women’s Half Marathon and 5K, owned and produced by Carmel Road Racing Group, will recognize Andrea as one of three Phenomenal Women to be introduced at this year’s race. The other women will be announced at later dates.
“I am inspired by Andrea, how hard she has worked and how much she has achieved,” says race director Todd Oliver. “. I think it is truly an amazing story and we cannot wait to see her there. She is a great example to all women about overcoming adversity, no matter what your challenges may be “
Vellinga, who has been training for the 2016 event is excited to participate. “I was in training for the 2011 event when I was injured,” says Vellinga. “My doctors told my parents that part of my recovery has been due to the great shape I was in when it happened. Now, it’s wonderful to think about finally participating.”
Vellinga will participate in the Opening Ceremonies at the event, which begin at 7:15 a.m. at Ohio and Meridian Streets. Runners are invited to run with Andrea if they wish. Registration is open at www.indywomenshalfmarathon.com. Registration fee for the Half Marathon is $60 and the 5K is $25 through August 31st.